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president obama called morsi. the two leaders discussed wayed to de-escalate the situation in gaza, and the president underscored the necessity of hamas ending fire into israel. that's the latest information. thank you. as i mentioned, more than 100 rockets have been fired from gaza into southern israel. you heard ayman refer to that happening today alone. many rockets fired into israel have been intercepted by the country's missile defense system. it is known as the iron dome. nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk joins me from tel aviv. this missile defense that we talk so much about, stephanie, is significant in many ways. it kept down the loss of life, which certainly would have escalated this crisis far faster than what we're seeing. >> reporter: yeah. it gives them some breathing room. if there was a rocket that landed here in tel aviv that killed a number of people or killed even more people down south besides the three that were killed in one attack, you'd be in a different situation. there would be more public pressure. right now you have tens of thousands troops waiting f
far. megyn: fox news confirming that president obama discussed deescalating this gaza-israeli conflict to in a call to the egyptian president mohammad morsi earlier today. the president making a trip to my far -- makinga trip to myana call to morsi in a an a -- in an attempt to stop the firing. the president trying to do what he can, morsi wants to send his prime minister over to hamas to try to get them to back off, we are told. yet the rockets continue to rain. and now the palestinians today are showing a heartbreaking video of young children having been hit by the israeli defense. so both sides are suffering casualties and trying to fight not just an actual war, but a propaganda one. >> hamas is very, very good at propaganda side. they hide behind human shields. they shoot rockets from playgrounds. they put headquarters bunkers under hospitals. so naturally there are civilian casualties. it's tragic but hamas welcomes that as an effective cool of warfare. they know the hostile to israel global media will eat that up. in the past hamas has faked casualty pictures as well in the 2006
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in on the ground for gaza? >> they would prefer not to go in on the ground. the big difference this time is the obama administration that began to distance itself from israel. first term supporting israel. that is an interesting evolution on obama. hopeful one. >> chris: there are other differences, too. hamas has longer range missiles. middle east is different from 2012 of the middle east of 2008. the arab spring. run by the leaders of the muslim brotherhood. what are the challenges for israel and the u.s. now? >> if you look at the foreign policy portfolio that obama is facing. we still have problem of pakistan and iran. libya is not a stable situation. it only amplifies the problem. this is a dangerous world. it will get some hold on exactly what the policies are. what is the degree of toughness that we are going to employ? that is still in doubt. they held flurry of closed door sessions with the top administration officials. best as you can tell, because they were closed door, what did we learn about the administration actions before, during and after the attack? >> there were commen
israel and hamas in gaza. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent, jill doherty, she's in washington. jill, exactly what is the obama administration doing right now? >> reporter: well, they're on the phone, wolf. the president is in asia. he is making telephone calls and practically every senior administration person is doing the same thing. president obama calling israel, prime minister netanyahu, and egypt three times to president morsi. and president clinton calling the egyptians three times. i looked at the list, egypt, turkey, qatar, the french, ban ki-moon. and the whole entire is to press any country with any influence on either side but especially with the palestinians with gaza to put the pressure on them to stop the fighting. >> egypt is clearly a key player. they have influence with hamas. what's the u.s. doing in its talks with the egyptian government? >> reporter: again, they're putting as much pressure on them as they can. and there is some pressure because after all, the united states gives egypt about $450 million every year. so here's one expert that
is demanding israel stock the blockade. president obama called the egyptian president and the israeli prime minister. working out a truce will not be easy considering both consideration each other a terrorist organization. the israeli military reports they stand ready to invade gaza. here is what it looked like on the ground there this afternoon. >> all along the gaza strip outposts have now popped up, with communication centers set up the past 24 to 48 hours and now it resembles an armed camp. here's valuable hours while they practice inside the fields that are relatively secure before the go order is given, how to move through gaza, how they will clear houses, who will go where, on what street. that is valuable information because in come budget you don't have much time to think. of course, for many of the soldiers, the waiting is the very worst part for the young guys, they are gung ho and they want to go in. the older soldiers they know that some of the men they are with now, eating, telling jokes and training with, will not come home alive. overnight the air war entered day six with co
in gaza. these pictures show a building used by hamas and the sites of a war plane and being wiped out completely by a direct hit. meanwhile, president obama doing some kind of a balancing act now, warning israel about the dangers of expanding its air assault into a ground war, while also defending israel's right to defend itself. his comments during a trip to thailand. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so, we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. >> all this as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warns his country is ready to expand its military operation with thousands of troops gathering near the israel-gaza border awaiting a possible ground invasion. and amid the prospect of more bloodshed moments of reflection. hundreds of jewish worshippers gathering at the western wall and praying for those living in the fire in the southern town. it's early monday morning now on the israel-gaza border.
think the big issue we are going to face of the next four years of the obama administration, and you are seeing this play out to some degree even this weekend as you watch what is unfolding in gaza, as you see the continuing argument over benghazi, as you see the continuing debate about the degree to which the united states needs to intervene more fully in syria, if you see a big argument about whether or not the united states needs to be centrally involved in issues in which its interests may not be completely vital, and that is a big change for the world. that may be the normal. >> okay. i realize i forgot something. halifax is nothing if not cutting edge, and so you are all encouraged to add tweet or have your aides tweet whatever insights you may find. halifax 2012. and we are going to have a force multiplier in the social media realm of the great insights that are here. so you should be the first one who has actually tweeted. >> seen from europe, the new normal that i can see does not look so dramatically different from the old normal. it has become popular in europe to speak of
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